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No matter how creative, memorable, or popular your content pieces may become, every asset you create and share will ultimately be judged by the impact it makes on your business’ bottom line. While it can be tempting to think about measurement only after all other tasks are complete, you should recognize by now how critical it is to have the right...

Like all content marketers, you want readers to get the most out of your content. But creating and distributing high-quality content across the increasing number of channels you’re expected to manage takes a lot of time and resources. Reusing content assets that have yielded good results is a powerful way to expand your content library and to...

How does your team prioritize marketing projects? Are you focused relentlessly on nothing but potentially high growth ideas? Or are your priorities unclear or unproductive, leaving you stuck in a constant scramble? When crystallized and properly communicated, prioritization can, in some estimates, reduce costs by roughly 15 percent and improve your...

Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when CMI published it a couple years ago. Interestingly, brand voice remains a critical need and this guide can help you create a helpful one. If your logo didn’t appear with your content, could your audience identify the content as coming from your brand? Would someone viewing your content on...

No matter what your content marketing strategy is, keyword research is the fuel. Keywords inform marketers as to what their audience strives to know, let them monitor their competition, and offer a constant source of content ideas. Now, the approach to keyword research is different from what it was even a couple of years ago. Search engines are...

As a marketer, you might have noticed how traditional advertising is less effective. Even mobile ads are disliked by 70% of users. What can you do to effectively connect your products to your audience? Instagram is a good answer. Its audience has grown rapidly, totaling over 800 million (increasing 200 million between July and September 2017...

You know what every content marketer loves? A good tool that saves you hours of time (and money). OK, maybe that’s just me. I absolutely love online tools that help automate tedious tasks. A good tool gives an amazing ROI while simultaneously improving the output of your work. In this article, I share seven of my favorite content marketing and SEO...

We have soccer moms – married women who live in the suburbs and are best known for transporting their children to and from sports practices and other activities. We have NASCAR dads – blue-collar, middle-aged Caucasian men who graduated from high school and like watching stock car racing. And don’t forget the millennials – young adults who are...

Content is a brand’s currency to demonstrate relevance and, with emerging channels and interfaces like chat and voice, it’s bringing brands closer to their customers. But to succeed, company-driven content needs a more strategic approach that rebuilds a brand’s foundational and experiential elements. Here’s the formula to strategically evolve your...

Audiences are not just buyers. Let me explain. As we’ve outlined, one of the key elements of the approach of content marketing is that it cannot simply be a replacement for our direct marketing efforts. If we are ever to truly succeed with a content marketing strategy, we must provide for the capability to drive multiple lines of value for the...